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Aug. 15: The day Korea found light again

By Kim Minji, Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae  Seoul, Cheonan | Aug 15, 2019   A celebratory ceremony marking the 74th National Liberation Day on Aug. 15 is held at the...

President Moon announces goal of “reunified Korean Peninsula by 2045”

President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 15 gives a celebratory speech in a ceremony marking the 74th National Liberation Day at the Independence Hall of...

President Moon pledges to make Korea ‘responsible economic powerhouse’

President Moon Jae-in on Aug 15 gives a speech to commemorate the 74th National Liberation Day at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan,...

Ceremony held to unveil comfort women statues near Namsan Mountain

Lee Yong-soo, a surviving comfort woman, strokes on Aug. 14 a comfort woman statue in the unveiling ceremony held near Joseon Shingung in Seoul's...

Thousands attend 1,400th weekly Seoul protest for comfort women

The day before Korea's 74th National Liberation Day, thousands of people on Aug. 14 gather in front of the former site of the Japanese...

‘Precise understanding of the Abe administration is crucial for responding to Japan’s sanctions’

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka on Aug. 8 delivers a special lecture on a Japanese conservative group and its Korea policy on the Arirang...

[Innovative Startup 5] Cellreturn seeks to revolutionize K-beauty sector via LED masks

Cellreturn CEO Kim Il-soo poses with his company's innovative LED masks at his office in Incheon. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae  Photos = Choi Tae-soon  Incheon | July 22, 2019 A...

Honduras kick-starts taekwondo class expansion at public elementary schools

Children at a public elementary school (Centro Escolar Básico Gubernamental Guatemala) in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, on Aug. 7 practice punching techniques in...

Main throne hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace to be opened to public

The eojwa (king's throne) is at the center of Geunjeongjeon Hall at Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of Cultural Heritage Administration) By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya  Geunjeongjeon...

Restaurateur’s ‘benevolent influence’ movement helping needy children

The pasta restaurant Zinjja Pasta, whose name means "real pasta" in Korean and is located in the Sangsu-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo-gu District, has...

3rd DMZ Peace Trail to open in Paju on Aug. 10

Visitors to the DMZ Peace Trail in Goseong-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on April 27 walk along the 2.7-km Course A of the trail. (Korea.net...

National security chief discusses bilateral cooperation with Bolton

National Security Director Chung Eui-yong (right) on July 24 shakes hand with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton (left) at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong...

Aug. 8 designated Island Day to promote domestic tourism

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety has designated Aug. 8 as Island Day to promote the country's islands. Pictured here is the scenic...

First lady Kim cheers for Korea at World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju

By Kim Hyelin and Kim Minji First lady Kim Jung-sook on July 22 cheers for swimmer Kim Seo-yeong competing in the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the...

Award-winning maestro promoting harmonica as featured instrument

By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Minji Photos = Jeon Han Videos = Kim Sunjoo and Choi Tae-soon Seoul | July 5, 2019 Trying too hard while playing an instrument can sometimes spoil the music,...

Women’s polo team scores Korea’s 1st goal in world tourney

Members of the national women's water polo team are ecstatic on July 16 after scoring their nation's first goal in the 2019 FINA World...

U-20 men’s team gets welcoming reception after runner-up finish

Chung Jung-yong, head coach of the men's under-20 soccer team, on June 17 is tossed into the air by his squad at a welcoming...

FINA World Aquatics Championships see 1st medalists on Day 4

Medalists in the mixed duet technical event of artistic swimming at the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships on July 14 pose for photographs at...

Billboard columnist: K-pop elevates music into another dimension

K-pop columnist Jeff Benjamin writes for publications like Billboard, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos and Video = Xu Aiying Seoul | July...

‘Bangtan Tour’ features top sites appearing in BTS videos, album covers

The Korea Tourism Organization from June 10-24 conducted a survey on the popularity of venues featured in the music videos and album covers of...